Ranchi: While India kept Australia in check as the Steve Smith-led side was not allowed to score quickly on Day one of the third Test here on Thursday, there was a moment of concern for Team India and its fans as skipper Virat Kohli walked off the field during the first hour of the second session at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in MS Dhoni’s hometown.
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The Indian skipper, who is known to give his 100 per cent on the field no matter whether he is batting, fielding or bowling, hurt his shoulder as he dived to save a four.
The incident happened during the 40th over of the Australian innings. On the first ball of Ravindra Jadeja’s 13th over, Peter Handscomb danced down the track and hit one through the leg-side, on the right of mid-on where Kohli was standing, the ball was racing towards the boundary rope but could not go beyond it as Kohli put in a dive and pushed it back, taking a tumble and moving past the rope.
While he managed to save a run, in the process he hurt his shoulder as he bumped onto the ground, with Team India physio Patrick Farhat rushing onto the field before the duo went off the field.
Ajinkya Rahane, who is vice-captain of the team, took charge and to his good fortune India managed to remove Peter Handscomb after a beauty of a delivery from Umesh Yadav trapped the Australian youngster before the wickets.